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by Beckster
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

LeonW wrote:
Beckster wrote: . . 3 more cycles to go through!

or, even better, only 2 more to go after tomorrow . . . You're almost there . . .
L


THANKS LEON....I NEEDED THAT!

:D :D :D :D

Three more after tomorrow!!!!!
by Beckster
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

Hi Judi You are not alone! I am usually a very positive and people use me as their support system because of my positive attitude. However, when I was diagnosed right before Thanksgiving and starting chemo two days after Christmas, I went into a dark place. I did not want to see anyone...I did not l...
by Beckster
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 colon cancer/Oncologist?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Stage 1 colon cancer/Oncologist?

Depending on the cancer center, most Stage I go directly in surveillance. This means no chemo, but quarterly checkups with blood work, and yearly CT scans for 3 years. Colonoscopy at 1 year. After that, checkups and blood work go to every 6 months until year 5. This is the protocol for MD Anderson.
by Beckster
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Haven't been on in a while, but more good news!
Replies: 24
Views: 886

Re: Haven't been on in a while, but more good news!

Wonderful News!! I hope that "Larry" moves to another state...permanently! :lol:
by Beckster
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda

[quote="WriterGirl1969"]Hi Beckster. Another option might be to ask your oncologist if they would be willing to try you on a 1 week on / 1 week off regimen. Tracy, Thanks for the info... my MD Anderson oncologist suggested 1 week on and 1 week off, but I wanted to be finished by the beginn...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda

How long after chemo, did your feet get back to normal? I will be finished the first week of June.... Summer sandals are making their presents soon! :lol: It took less time than I thought. Normal (not red, swollen, or peeling) skin showed up the first month after ending treatment. After 2 months my...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda

Beckster, Xeloda removed all of my hard-earned calluses from running in just a few months! :shock: Tons of skin peeled off my feet! I used Aquaphor (which has similar ingredients to Eucerin) and put on a pair of socks afterwards to let it all soak in. I also put it on my hands and then put on a pai...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda

Need some help...Any suggestions? Hi Bexter, I also lost the callouses (both feet) during the latter chemo cycles. Frequent rubs with lotion (we used Eucerin, 10% urea) didn't prevent this, but did help to soften the tingling from neuropathy throughout and after chemo. We still use it occasionally....
by Beckster
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Soles of Feet peeling on Xeloda

Need some help... I am starting my 5th cycle on Xeloda. The soles of my feet thickened and darkened. I put lotion on 2 times a day. However, after taking a shower, a part of my foot was white and started to peel off. Is that normal? If so, what can I do to help with the peeling. My doctor lowered my...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed any advice
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Newly diagnosed any advice

Hi I am new to this forum and recently diagnosed with stage 2 T3 no limfnodes colateral rectum cancer I have alredy gone thru 5 weaks of radition and cemo Resting piriod now and i am having burning and dry hands and my but is drying out too any advice on birning or any good craam for dry hands Hi 4...
by Beckster
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo treatment woes....
Replies: 20
Views: 758

Re: Chemo treatment woes....

I would get a second or third opinion about how many rounds you should get. It originally was 24, but trials found 12 just as effective. Then 8 was found to be as effective as 12. Later, 6 was found to be as effective as 8 (I did 6). I saw some patients in the last few years who only did 4 or 5 rou...
by Beckster
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo treatment woes....
Replies: 20
Views: 758

Re: Chemo treatment woes....

My diagnosis started last May 2016 when I was sitting with my girlfriend and farted. At that moment I thought it was a shart.. lol. I went to the bathroom and discovered a large blood spatter in my underwear and when I went to the bathroom the water was red with blood. 2 weeks later during a colono...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New DX, Realistic Expectations
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: New DX, Realistic Expectations

I am so thankful to have found this site. I am two weeks post surgery with a laparoscopic resection of sigmoid region of colon. Despite some frequent and painful BM's I feel good and am fully functional. New language but tumor got an unfortunate T4 rating and there was 1 of 18 nodes affected. Facin...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: G3 in colon cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: G3 in colon cancer

My husband also had a right colectomy with moderately to poorly differentiated cell type. My husband was a stage IIbt4a though. He was also positive for lvi. Our oncologist at MDA was more concerned about the t4 rating than him being lvi or the cell type. Because of the t4, he did chemo and now ove...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: G3 in colon cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: G3 in colon cancer

Congrats on 40 months and counting. I too had a grade 3 tumor and had the right colectomy. It was not emergency surgery but as a stage 2A, grade 3 tumor was suggestive to receive chemo. There were 6 risk factors that increase recurrence, and I had two (high grade and LVI)... obstruction, perforation...

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